Can ESG metrics enhance the value of your portfolio company at exit?
Geetha Tharmaratnam, CEO of Aequalitas Capital Partners, talks about the current accelerated growth and popularity of ESG-focused funds amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Morningstar, funds that invest according to ESG (environmental, social and governance) principles attracted net inflows of $71.1 billion globally between April and June this year, pushing the total value of ESG fund assets under management to a new high of just over $1 trillion.
In this episode, our Group Executive Chairman, Serge Krancenblum, sits down with Geetha Tharmaratnam, CEO of Aequalitas Capital Partners, to discuss the surge in interest in ESG-focused funds, particularly following the disruption caused by COVID-19. Geetha further elaborates on the frameworks and processes to make a fund manager’s fund ESG compliant and the various metrics used to disclose this compliance.
Geetha is the CEO of Aequalitas Capital Partners and leads its Impact Investment practice. She advises investors, intermediaries, international development players and companies interested in creating and implementing impact investment objectives and Sustainable Development Goals in relation to investment products.